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First responders reflect on deadly I-77 crash

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Training and coordination helped fire, rescue and police handle a large-scale disaster on I-77.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — More than 100 police, fire, medics, tow truck operators and road crews responded to the scene of the mass collision that killed three and injured around 30 more people unfortunate enough to be on fog-bound Interstate 77 on Easter Sunday afternoon.
The incident hadn’t claimed any more lives as of press time on Wednesday, according to emergency officials.


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